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CarboxyHgb

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
CO BGAS
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer - no gel separator tubes.
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles, gel separator tubes
Storage:
Room Temp
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric
Special Instructions:
Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus. If collected at an offsite location, specimen is stable only 1 hour. Call a STAT Courier.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
30 minutes
Additional Info:
Reference range: Available on Patient Report.
CPT Code:
82375
Capillary Tubes:
Whole Blood
Synonyms:
Carbon Monoxide